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16.10.2008 Social News

Commercial drivers cautioned against political bias


Commercial drivers have been advised to resist the urge to display the paraphernalia and posters of the political parties on their vehicles.

Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister, gave the caution at the inauguration of 114 out of the 164 brand new Minibuses at Aflao, which was presented to the local branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) under a six million Ghana cedis agreement with UT Financial Service, a Ghanaian Loans firm.
The remaining 50 buses would be delivered soon under the three-year-hire purchase deal between the GPRTU Union and UT Financial Services.
Mr Dzamesi reminded drivers and vehicle owners that it is in their interest as business people to avoid showing bias towards any of the political parties or candidates.

He said one such indiscretion generated heated arguments between some drivers and some of their passengers on one side and other passengers on the other side, which almost resulted in a fight.
“The Business environment should not be laced with political colour,” he said.
Mr Dzamesi urged all Ghanaians to help safeguard the peace in the country by ensuring that “our pronouncements and actions reflect the desire for peace and not violence and acrimony”.

He commended the Regional Branch of the GPRTU and UT Financial Services for the deal, which he said would enhance transportation.